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Friday, October 18, 2013

Flat Cathy Day!

As part of Kalmbach's "Shop at Your Local Bead Store" promotion, it's Flat Cathy Day!

What is Flat Cathy? It's a cartoon of Cathy Jakicic, author of Jewelry Projects from a Beading Insider.There were two versions created of Cathy and people were encouraged to print her out and take her to your local bead store today. We are HUGE fans of Cathy, and as soon as the images became available, she joined us in the store. 

Two Cathy's, one Stephanie

Cathy with Stephanie's Open Bead Night gang

Cathy is so colour coordinated with our fall theme display by Rochelle. 

Cathy welcoming you to beadFX. 

Jewelry Projects from a Beading Insider helps beaders to refine their skills and learn how to apply what they know to new, creative projects. Thirty all-new jewelry-making projects, plus alternates, set the tone for this book as fresh, colorful, and playful. These projects are organized into three categories including technique-based projects, material-based projects, and design focused projects. But more than projects, this insider’s guide covers everything that is crucial to beaders such as expert tips, time- and money-saving tricks, inspiration, design trends, techniques, innovative materials and products, and most importantly, fun. The secrets, tips, and tricks are inspirational nuggets and are desirable, must-have ideas for aspiring beaders. Jewelry makers are sure to love this light and fun book that will make them feel like they are getting a private beading lesson from a girlfriend who just happens to be an expert!

And Cathy is just like a girlfriend to me. I was thrilled that she came on the last two CREATE YOUR STYLE with Swarovski Elements cruises and that I got to spend some quality time with her. 

Cathy Jakicic, Stephanie Dixon and Val Hirata enjoying lunch on the beach in Mexico

If you want to get to know Cathy and learn some insider tips and tricks, I highly recommend you buy her book. 

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